Most weight loss supplements have caffeine and other stimulants as core parts of their formula. Setting aside the discussion of how well that approach works, many people couldn't use these stimulant-based weight loss products anyway, even if they did work, because caffeine and stimulants are contraindicated in many common conditions like hypertension, cardiovascular problems and insomnia. And that's unfortunate because many people with hypertension (high blood pressure) are the same people who most need to lose weight for health reasons.
So if you're one of the many people looking for a non-stimulant weight loss product, you probably know that historically there haven't been too many choices. Decaf green tea extract is one option but few people get dramatic results with green tea extract alone. Glucomannan fiber supplements are good as an appetite suppressant, but not everyone needs (or wants) an appetite suppressant.
Garden of Life's FucoTHIN is a new stimulant-free weight loss supplement that should be of interest in anyone looking for legitimate stimulant-free weight-loss support. FucoTHIN gets its name from its key ingredient fucoxanthin, an ingredient extracted from specially-cultivated sea vegetables. In fat cells and other body cells, fucoxanthin is able to increase cellular expression of a protein called UCP-1; UCP-1 shifts cellular metabolism away from ATP/energy production and towards heat production. This process - increasing cells' energy expenditure for the sake of heat production - is called thermogenesis, and products that promote this process are called thermogenics. Thermogenesis is a great way to promote fat and weight loss since fat cells are heavily involved in the process, breaking down their fat stores to create heat and energy.
Historically, thermogenics have all been based on central nervous system stimulants like caffeine and ephedra. That approach can work, but as we said earlier its a not a good option for everyone. So that's the unique thing about FucoThin: its patented fucoxanthin extract is able to induce thermogenesis without affecting the central nervous system. Garden of Life makes some pretty impressive claims about FucoThin on their website, but as usual, your weight-loss results with FucoTHIN will depend on other factors. Demand and sales (including reorders) are strong for FucoTHIN, so we have the impression it's working well for customers. Consider trying FucoTHIN to safely support fat loss or healthy-weight maintenance.
FucoThin Description from Garden Of Life
FucoTHIN is a natural, whole food based supplement that is made with a proprietary concentration of fucoxanthin combined with pomegranate seed oil, for a patent-pending formula that is naturally thermogenic. FucoTHIN has been studied by leading scientists for many years and is the only formula that has human clinical research to confirm its thermogenic effect.
Thermogenesis is the process by which the body increases its metabolic rate, requiring utilization of internal stores of energy such as fat. FucoTHIN supports the metabolism or breakdown of visceral fat, including belly fat. FucoTHIN can make your diet and exercise program more effective. FucoTHIN does not stimulate the central nervous system and will not cause jitters or lost sleep.
|Serving Size: 1 sgel|
Servings Per Container: 90
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Brown Seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida, Laminaria Japonica)|
|-Concentrate (contains 5mg of fucoxanthin)|
|-Pomegranate Seed Oil|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Gelatin, glycerin, palm oil, purified water, contains naturally occuring iodine.
Manufactured on equipment that may process soy, wheat and/or fish (anchovy, sardine).
Suggested Use: One softgel three times daily with food and at least 8 oz. of water. Not intended for children.
For Advanced Usage: Increase gradually to three softgels three times daily (9 softgels per day) with food and at least 8 oz. of water.
As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision.